DragonCon is the largest science fiction/fantasy convention in the world, and this year I got to go.
This was my first convention and definitely not my last! I'm so glad I had the opportunity to go. In particular, I was very impressed with the demographics-boys and girls, men and women of all ages attended.
There were so many panels I wanted to go to and so many people to see and things to do, I didn't get to nearly half of them. I'm going to list the panels I did attend, some book-related and some not-so-book-related. For the book panels, I'll do some follow-up posts so I can have a chance to respond to them. I do wish there was more time for the audience as well as panelists to discuss issues, not merely listen or Q&A.
The picture is of " A Night in Bree."
DragonCon Panels I Attended:
Top Ten Things I Wish I'd Known [As a Writer]
with Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta
Writers Talk: David Gerrold
Sex and Romance in SF
The Never Ending Trial
with Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, and Levar Burton
Tolkien and Lewis
The Higgs Boson and the Mystery of Dark Matter
TOR to Come
with editors from Tor, an imprint of Macmillan
Fantasy World Building
A Scientific Study of Polyamorous Families
Transhumanist Open Discussion Panel